Sunday, May 08, 2005
Our very own captain.
Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell is far none the Philippines' most popular superhero strongman. He was created to promote good health for the filipinos. But for me, he's shown so much more than that. I think he symbolizes our country as a whole. For as Enteng, the original skinny guy who was chosen because of his pure selfless heart lifts a golden Barbell to become a champion to save the oppressed from any type of bad elements that plagues our country. Captain Barbell inspired readers to keep on going when the going gets tough.
I for one, sees him this way. Endurance is what our people has to offer in this world. Hope is always there to get us through a very rough day. Even if we may seem weak to overcome any obstacle, it only takes heart to endure and finally succeed in the end.
So here is my version of him. I think this is the closest rendition to the original costume.
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